Special delivery: Nebraska trucker returns dog to Arizona
Koda, a 95-pound bull mastiff, meets truck driver Jimmy Dimmitt in Ashland, NE. The dog-loving Nebraska trucker took Koda on a long haul back to its family in Arizona. AP Photo
LINCOLN, NE (AP) -- A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports ( http://bit.ly/ZGjMEo ) Dani and Jason Windham were getting ready for their Aug. 4 wedding in Nebraska when their three dogs knocked down a fence and ran. Animal control found the other two, but not Koda.
Seven days later, the Windhams moved to Camp Verde, Arizona. Last week, Koda was found after a farmer reported a dog chasing his cattle about 40 miles away from where she disappeared.
The Windhams couldn't afford to fly her back, so a lost pets group in Nebraska put out a call for help. Truck driver Jimmy Dimmit answered.
Koda got to ride in the front seat during the 24-hour drive. She was reunited with her happy owners Monday.
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